Ministries

SERVING JESUS, SERVING EACH OTHER

For more information about any of these ministries, please email the Parish Office or call (253) 759-3368.


ALTAR SERVERS

Age 8 years old to adult who assist the priest at Mass. If interested, contact the Sacramental Coordinator at 253-759-3368.
 

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION

Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.
 

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion distribute Holy Communion at Mass and in purifying the sacred vessels after Mass. They also bring the Eucharist to homebound parishioners.
 

 

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE

Volunteers who coordinate social activities and gatherings of parishioners during the year.
 

FINANCE COUNCIL

Finance Council assists the pastor in financial planning for the needs of the parish, monitors the parish budget, and provides guidance on keeping the parish financially healthy. It meets on the second Wednesday of Jan., April, July, Oct. 6:30 pm in the rectory.

FLOWERS

Volunteers who arrange the church flowers.
 

GREETERS

Volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.
 

LECTORS

Readers who proclaim the Scripture readings at our liturgical celebrations. This ministry requires that a person prepares and reads well aloud.
 

LITURGICAL LINEN SERVICE

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.
 

MUSIC MINISTRY

Can you carry a tune? We invite you to join our choir! For more information, contact our Music Director, Amy Gallwas, at agallwas@holycross-tacoma.org.
 

DONATION COUNTERS

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about twice a month.
 


PARISH COUNCIL

The main coordinating and planning body in the parish that assists and advises the pastor addressing various needs in the parish. Council members serve for staggered terms of 3 years each. Parish council meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall.
 

PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE

The Pastoral Care Committee.
 

SACRISTANS

Set up the chalice, the bread & wine, and prepare the altar for each Mass. Sacristans also care for the sacred vessels, vestments, sacred linens, order liturgical supplies.
 

USHERS

Ushers assist people to their seats if necessary. They also take up the collection, help with the Offertory Procession, and assist people with special needs during Mass.
 

WOMEN'S GROUP

Women of all ages are welcome! Gatherings are on occasion and announced in the bulletin.
 

 

 

 

ANNUAL PARISH ACTIVITIES
 

NAME DAY CELEBRATION

September 14, 2019

FEEDING THE HOMELESS

First Sunday of every month

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS

6:00 PM on Fridays during Lent

EASTER EGG HUNT

10:30 AM Holy Saturday

MARIAN CROWNING

First Sunday in May

RUMMAGE SALES

March, June, September, December

TURKEY BINGO

Thanksgiving week

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